Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.
 

Front page

Aurora Flight Sciences delivers composite wing for Boeing's Phantom Eye

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has designed, built, tested and delivered the composite wing for Boeing's Phantom Eye High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) demonstrator.

"Aurora strives to provide a broad range of capabilities, high quality and value to our customers," said John Langford, CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences. "Our on time and on budget delivery of the wing is all the more impressive given that the wing was 12% under its weight allocation. This project continues our relationship with the Boeing Company." Previous contracts include high altitude airframe design studies, pressure relief valves used on the International Space Station and ultra-high altitude propulsion testing services.

The wing is a 150 foot long, multi piece design made almost entirely of out-of-autoclave composite material. The wing is a modified version of Aurora's Orion Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) wing. The Phantom Eye wing was designed by a team of engineers based in Aurora's Manassas, Virginia Product Development Center.

The wing was fabricated and tested at Aurora's Columbus, Mississippi plant, an 88,000 square foot advanced composite manufacturing facility. The 100% limit load test thoroughly validated the design and construction, applying over 13,000 lbs of force. Deflections and strain levels measured during the load test matched or bettered the predictions.

Press release issued by Aurora Flight Sciences on September 15, 2010

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Aurora Flight Sciences Airframer
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Airframer

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing Phantom Eye

 

 Related directory sectors:
Composites
Airframe Assemblies

Enhanced listings:


EuroLink International Sales & Marketing
Build sales faster! International business development services for vendors to the aerospace sector. Multilingual technical sales & marketing to OEMs, MROs, and Tier suppliers.

Airmo Inc. Pressure Technologies
Airmo manufactures systems and tools for hydrostatic testing, end forming, tube expansion, and high-pressure accessories to 60,000psi (4,137bar).

AC Products, Inc.
Full line of peelable maskants for chemical milling, etching, anodizing, acid stripping, plating and more.

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.
GP has been supplying OEMs, Tier 1 & 2 companies with flame-retardant foam core materials and custom flexible foam molded parts for aircraft flight decks and interior cabins for over 50 years.

Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is a global leading provider of high pressure fluid cell presses and hydroform deep-draw presses for sheet metal forming

See our advertising tariff.

 

12
data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.